[ RadSafe ] Documentary - St Louis Area - The First Secret Nuclear City

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 18:48:13 CDT 2016

Thanks, Hans,

This is a documentary film - the link i(which is repeated below) was
just below the by line for MacPherson who is virulently anti-nuclear -
I was wondering if anyone has seen it - it has mainly played in St
Louis area thus far, but they are targetting film festivals, etc. for
future screenings.  They seem to have done a fair amount of research,
but since I have seen so-called documentaries about depleted uranium,
I am wondering how accurate this documentary is.

The First Secret City https://firstsecretcity.com/

They have a number of documents on the website, but I wonder about the
movie itself.


On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 7:58 AM, Hans J Wiegert <hjwiegert at gmail.com> wrote:
> Based on my experience with the author it is another anti-nuke propaganda.
> Hans
> *Retirement is, when the only day you have to set your alarm clock is
> Sunday - so you are not late for church!*
> On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 5:15 AM, Roger Helbig <rwhelbig at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Have any RADSAFE members seen this documentary?  If so, is it accurate
>> or anti-nuclear preachy?
>> Roger Helbig
>> The First Secret Nuclear City
>> by Christina MacPherson
>> The First Secret City https://firstsecretcity.com/
>> Before the creation of the secret cities of Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and
>> Hanford, the Manhattan Project hired the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works
>> of St. Louis to refine the first uranium used in the atomic bomb
>> dropped on Hiroshima. For the next two decades, Mallinckrodt continued
>> its classified work for the Atomic Energy Commission during the Cold
>> War. The resulting radioactive waste contaminated numerous locations
>> in the St. Louis area some of which have not been cleaned up 70 years
>> after the end of World War II. Told through the eyes of an overexposed
>> worker, the story expands through a series of interviews that careen
>> down a toxic pathway leading to a fiery terminus at a smoldering,
>> radioactively-contaminated landfill. The First Secret City is a
>> feature-length documentary that reveals a forgotten history and its
>> continuing impact on the community in the 21st Century, uncovering
>> past wrongdoing and documenting the renewed struggles to confront the
>> issue.
>> Christina MacPherson | July 23, 2016 at 8:27 am | Categories:
>> Resources -audiovicual | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-oBj
>> http://nuclear-news.net/2016/07/23/the-first-secret-nuclear-city/
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